People with lactose intolerance can also drink milk
What’s Lactose Intolerance?
According to SingHealth, lactose intolerance is due to the deficiency of an enzyme called lactase, normally found in the small intestine. When lactase is insufficient, lactose or milk sugar contained in dairy products cannot be fully digested, giving rise to various discomforts such as bloating, abdominal cramps, and nausea.
Lactose intolerance is also considered to be the most common food intolerance amongst Asians, with 70 to 100 percent of people affected in these communities.
However, with the availability of lactose-free milk which is made by adding lactase to aid the digestion of lactose, consumers can now enjoy the creamy goodness of the milk’s rich nutrients without experiencing unpleasant symptoms.
How do you know if you are lactose intolerant?
If you experience these symptoms after consuming milk, you might be lactose intolerant:
– A bloated stomach
– Flatulence or wind
But fret not. While these symptoms occur when you consume regular milk products, you do not need to stop consuming milk entirely as there’s a solution – lactose-free milk!
What are the benefits of lactose free milk?
Made from fresh milk, F&N Magnolia PLUS Lactose Free Milk is a valuable source of protein and calcium. According to the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, protein is an essential macronutrient in our daily food intake as it helps to build the major structural component of muscles and other tissues in the body for both the young and old. In addition, they are used to produce hormones, enzymes and haemoglobin.
Calcium is also an essential mineral to the human body and is critical for health. Numerous studies have shown that calcium intake is helpful in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
F&N Magnolia PLUS Lactose Free Milk also packs more punches in terms of other nutritional benefits, with the beverage containing vitamins B2 and B12, which are necessary for cellular growth, and cellular metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and protein; respectively.
Moreover, F&N Magnolia PLUS Lactose Free Milk is the only lactose free milk brand to contain Vitamin D3, which is critical in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus to strengthen bones.
So don’t exclude milk from your diet. Enjoy the nourishing goodness of F&N Magnolia PLUS Lactose Free Milk free from worry and any discomfort!
Find out more about the nutritional content of Magnolia PLUS Lactose Free Milk here.